The European Commission validated 384 RASFF notifications this month, including 333 notifications on food, accounting for 86.72%; 35 notifications on feed, accounting for 9.11%; 16 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 4.17%. 13 of the products are from China, accounting for 81.25%.

The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements.

There are more details on FCM notifications as below:

date

reference

notified by

countries concerned

subject

action taken

distribution status

risk decision

05/07/2019

2019.2417 

Germany

Austria (D), China (O), Croatia (D), Germany (D), Hungary (D), INFOSAN, Lebanon (D), Slovenia (D)

migration of formaldehyde (295 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (5.7 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo bowl from China

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

serious

05/07/2019

2019.2427 

Slovenia

China (O), INFOSAN, Netherlands, Slovenia (D), United Kingdom

migration of melamine (3.5 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine cup from China, via the Netherlands

public warning - press release

no distribution from notifying country

serious

05/07/2019

2019.2428 

Slovenia

Austria, China (O), Commission Services, Germany, Hong Kong (O), Slovenia

migration of primary aromatic amines (0.04 mg/kg - ppm) from nylon skimming ladle from China, dispatched from Hong Kong

product allowed to travel to destination under customs seals

serious

05/07/2019

2019.2439 

Italy

China (O), Italy

migration of nickel (0.7 mg/kg - ppm) from barbecue grills from China

return to consignor

product not (yet) placed on the market

undecided

10/07/2019

2019.2488 

France

Belgium (D), Bulgaria (D), China (D/O), Croatia (D), Czech Republic (D), Côte d'Ivoire (D), Denmark (D), Estonia (D), France, French Polynesia (D), Germany (D), Hungary (D), INFOSAN, Italy (D), Kazakhstan (D), Latvia (D), Lithuania (D), Luxembourg (D), Moldova (D), Morocco (D), New Caledonia (D), Portugal (D), Romania (D), Saint Pierre and Miquelon (D), Senegal (D), Spain (D), Sweden (D), Tunisia (D), United Arab Emirates (D), United Kingdom (D)

migration of melamine (3.2 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo fiber tableware set for children from China

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

serious

17/07/2019

2019.2600 

Cyprus

Albania (D), Bulgaria (D), China (O), Cyprus (D), Greece (D), INFOSAN, Kosovo (D), Romania (D), Serbia (D)

migration of lead (0.83; 0.88; 0.85; 1.08; 0.74 mg/dm²) from porcelain plates from China, via Greece

public warning - press release

distribution to other member countries

serious

19/07/2019

2019.2623 

Poland

China (O), Poland

absence of certified analytical report for stainless steel and nylon pliers from China

re-dispatch

product not (yet) placed on the market

not serious

22/07/2019

2019.2650 

Belgium

Belgium (D), China (O), France, INFOSAN

migration of melamine (2.81; 3.02 mg/kg - ppm) from melamine plastic cups from China, via France

recall from consumers

no distribution from notifying country

undecided

23/07/2019

2019.2659 

Germany

Austria (D), China (O), Croatia, Germany (D), Hungary (D), INFOSAN, Italy (D), Poland (D), Slovakia (D), Slovenia (D), Spain (D)

migration of formaldehyde (317 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (7.5 mg/kg - ppm) from wooden bowls from China

recall from consumers

distribution to other member countries

serious

23/07/2019

2019.2660 

Belgium

Belgium (D), China (O), France (D), INFOSAN, Italy (D), Luxembourg (D), Morocco (D), Netherlands (D), Portugal (D), Spain (D), Switzerland (D), Taiwan (O)

migration of formaldehyde (108.54; 187.54; 121.12 mg/kg - ppm) and of melamine (5.09; 7.78; 8.4 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo fiber bowls from China, dispatched from Taiwan

public warning - press release

distribution to other member countries

serious

24/07/2019

2019.2673 

Spain

China (O), Spain

migration of formaldehyde (29 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo fibre tableware from China

import not authorised

product not (yet) placed on the market

not serious

24/07/2019

2019.2683 

Slovakia

China (O), Czech Republic, Netherlands, Slovakia (D)

migration of formaldehyde (up to 23.0 mg/kg - ppm) from bamboo fiber mugs from China, via the Netherlands and via the Czech Republic

withdrawal from the market

no distribution from notifying country

undecided

29/07/2019

2019.2745 

United Kingdom

China (O), Hong Kong, United Kingdom

migration of primary aromatic amines (104 µg/kg - ppb) from nylon kitchenware from China

official detention

product not (yet) placed on the market

serious